Reedsport earned the Sunset Conference baseball title outright in anticlimactic fashion Monday.
The Brave had secured a share of the title with their win over Coquille last week, but won it outright when Gold Beach forfeited Monday’s game, extending Reedsport’s win streak to 20 games.
The Brave improved to 13-0 in league play and finishes the regular season at home against Myrtle Point on Tuesday. Then the team will wait to find out who it will host in the second round of the Class 2A-1A playoffs — Reedsport will get a bye in the first round with its top-five power ranking.
BANDON 18, MYRTLE POINT 8: The Tigers jumped out to a 13-0 lead before finally finishing off the visiting Bobcats in six innings to clinch a spot in the Class 2A-1A playoffs.
With the win, the Tigers improved to 9-4 and are guaranteed to stay in front of fourth-place Waldport (7-6) when they play their season finale Tuesday in Waldport. Then Bandon will wait to learn its playoff seeding and opponent.
“We will finish with Waldport and then wait until Thursday to see where we stand,” Bandon coach Jay Ferrell said.
Cooper Lang had four hits, including a double, and drove in four runs in Monday’s win. Josh Minkler went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs. Coby Smith also went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs, and Braydon and Hunter Hausler scored four runs each. Freitag had a double.
Colton Dery had two singles and an RBI for the Bobcats.
WALDPORT 23, COQUILLE 15: The Irish beat the host Red Devils, but lost out on a chance for the playoffs when Bandon beat Myrtle Point.
BANDON 12, MYRTLE POINT 6: The Tigers got home runs from Dedra Foster and Traylin Arana and beat the Bobcats to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Bandon is in third place at 8-5 and can clinch a playoff spot with a win at Waldport on Tuesday. A loss by the Tigers and wins by Reedsport (7-6) over Myrtle Point and Coquille (6-6) in a doubleheader against Siletz Valley, would mean a three-way playoff at Marshfield’s field on Thursday for the league’s final playoff spot.
Foster finished 4-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs and Arana finished 2-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs.
Kadence Teel had three hits and Liz Gallagher, Naomi Martin and Kortney Ferreri had two runs each.
Harlee McMilllan had three hits for the Bobcats and Hayden Weekly and Sierra Smith scored two runs each.
The Bobcats are 3-10.
WALDPORT 8, COQUILLE 6: The Irish scored seven runs in the sixth inning to come from behind and deny Coquille a chance to move up in the league standings.
The Red Devils had a 4-1 lead when the Irish rallied with six singles, three walks and a three-run home run by Mekayla Land.
Kyra Pickner also hit a home run for Waldport, which improved to 11-2 and will finish second in the league standings behind unbeaten Toledo.
The Red Devils got two runs in the first without a hit, two more in the fourth when Brooklynn Duble and Ellie Ekelund had back-to-back doubles and Emily Cortez singled. Their other two runs came in the seventh, when their only hit was a single by Jordan Gouvea.
REEDSPORT 17, GOLD BEACH 2: The Brave kept their playoff hopes alive with their win over the host Panthers.